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A Hero of our Time - The Bolshoi Ballet

Posted on 1st Apr, 17 in The Vyne Theatre

A performance never seen before, only at the Bolshoi

 Sunday 9th April  4:00PM

Bringing the 7th season of the Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema series to an end, A Hero of Our Time can only be seen on the Moscow stage. Take your seat at the Vyne Theatre, Berkhamsted to join the action live from The Bolshoi Theatre. 

Adapted from a masterpiece of Russian literature by Mikhail Possokhov, it relates the romantic encouters and heartbreaking betrayals of larger-than-life hero Petchorin, in a poetic journey across the mountains of the Caucasus on a path set by his passionate encounters. Disillusioned and careless, he inflicts pain upon himself and the women around him…

This new production brings together choreographer Yuri Possokhov, who studied at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, and young composer Ilya Demutsky who weaves a dramatic yet poetic score around Lermontov’s tales of unrequited love. Kirill Serebrennikov, often called “the enfant terrible” of contemporary Russian theatre, signs off the libretto and scenography.

Ballet in 3 acts
Choreography Yuri Possokhov
Music Ilya Demutsky Libretto Kirill Serebrennikov
With the Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet 

Preceeding the ballet, at 2:30pm, is a unique opportunity to gain an insight into historical and current events surrounding the Bolshoi Ballet. Spend an hour with Ismene Brown (dance historian, critic and Russian ballet expert, founder of and former dance critic of The Telegraph and The Spectator) as she reveals the inside stories including the tense backstage preparations for A Hero Of Our Time and its connection to the notorious Bolshoi Ballet director's acid attack.

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